Monday January 16, 2017

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Craftspeople of the North East is an exhibition of contemporary photography featuring portraits of eminent craftspeople from the North East of England. Craftspeople of the North East is an uplifting and optimistic exhibition to welcome in the new...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Today to Sat 28 Jan

An in-focus display of outstanding artworks from The Bowes Museum’s own collection, highlighting the Founder’s interest in Napoleon and his times.
The Bowes Museum Durham DL12 8NP
Today to Tue 14 Mar

Celebrating Shakespeare in Words and Music. ‘If music be the food of love, play on’... To mark William Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary Samling Academy presents a programme of songs setting his timeless words to music. Directed by Samling Artist...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Today

Over the years, The Bowes Museum has either acquired or identified pieces already in its collections that were bought and used by the Bowes family in the 18th & 19th centuries, as they advanced socially and joined the ranks of the aristocracy and...
The Bowes Museum Durham DL12 8NP
Today and Tue 17 Jan

On great occasions – weddings, funerals, commemorations – we often turn to poetry to express our emotions clearly and powerfully. But for most of us, poetry does not impact on the rest of our lives - and that is a great pity, as it has the ability...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Tue 17 Jan to Fri 17 Mar

Organ Recital: La Nativité du Seigneur James Lancelot, organ Hear the great Christmas cycle by the French 20th century composer Olivier Messiaen. Tickets: £8 (£6 concessions) available on the door A fundraising concert in support of the...
Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH
Wed 18 Jan

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Burn in Willington on January 18th 2017: Patrick Monahan - “Hilarious without being outrageous” - Three Weeks. “Supremely engaging, adored by audiences” - The Scotsman Pete Phillipson - “A fantastic addition to...
The Burn Pub & Kitchen, West End Terrace, Willington, Durham DL15 0HW
Wed 18 Jan

Join the Museum’s Exhibitions Manager, George Harris, for an introduction to the current exhibition Mark Clarke: The Objects are Talking to Me
The Bowes Museum Durham DL12 8NP
Thu 19 Jan, Fri 10 Feb

A stunning work of cinematography based on real-life journals which takes us on a ’dreamlike’ journey to the Amazon. The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Thu 19 Jan

13 years ago Jim Moray released an album that changed the way people perceived, played and presented English folk music. Sweet England arrived at a time when, with just a few notable exceptions, traditional music was performed much as it had been in...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Fri 20 Jan

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on January 20th 2017: Carl Hutchinson - “Effortlessly hilarious. He captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making” - ???? - Three...
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL14 7NP
Fri 20 Jan

Hear the story of Zdenka Fantlova, one of the handful of Holocaust survivors still alive today.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Mon 23 Jan

Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a thoroughly silly retelling of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Tue 24 Jan to Sat 28 Jan

Defiant Requiem tells the little-known story of the Nazi Concentration Camp, Terezín. Led by imprisoned conductor Rafael Schächter, the inmates of Terezín fought back with art and music.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Tue 24 Jan

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Inside Out in Darlington on January 25th 2017: Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey? (Tour warm-up) As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he...
Seen, Beaumont Street, Darlington, Durham DL1 5SB
Wed 25 Jan

Engaging road movie about an eccentric clan - a sharp portrayal of modern life and its hypocrisies an limitations. **** EMPIRE In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Thu 26 Jan

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Cornerhouse in Crook on January 26th 2017: George Rigden - “Rigden is the result of a genetic mash-up between Mitch Benn and Tim Key, perhaps with a few strands of Ricky Gervais’s DNA thrown in... Very funny stuff”...
Cornerhouse Bar & Kitchen, 60-61 Hope Street, Crook, Durham DL15 9HU
Thu 26 Jan

Join Dr Howard Coutts, the Museum’s curator of ceramics, for a fascinating gallery about the current display, Dining with the Bowes in the 18th Century.
The Bowes Museum Durham DL12 8NP
Fri 27 Jan, Fri 24 Feb

Need to declutter? Want to turn your goods into cash ? Stalls are NOW AVAILABLE to book for our DARLINGTON mum2mum Market. As a seller you can sell any good quality nearly new baby, children’s and maternity items. So why not have a clear out...
Longfield Academy of Sports Durham DL3 0HT
Sat 28 Jan

Victoria Wood – Comedy Genius – Her Life and Work written by her brother Chris Foote Wood local author from Darlington. Book signing at Waterstones, Darlington
, 1 - 3, Cornmill Shopping Centre, Cornmill Centre, Darlington Durham DL1 1LS
Sat 28 Jan

The inaugural Durham Vocal Festival brings the finest local, national and international vocal music to Durham. From the UK premiere of Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin, to the internationally known King’s Singers, Will Todd, Northern Lights: a...
Vaious venues within Durham City DH1 3EH
Sat 28 Jan to Sat 4 Feb

A hilarious new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from stand-up Lucy Porter. Lucy Porter will cover some or all of the following: censorship,generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing,...
The Witham, 3 Horsemarket, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, DL12 8LY
Sat 28 Jan

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín tells the story of courageous Jewish prisoners in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp during World War II who learned Verdi’s Requiem Mass and then performed this compelling work 16 times as a statement of...
Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH
Sat 28 Jan

A hilarious new show of heart-felt personal revelations and incisive cultural observations from stand-up Lucy Porter. Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing,...
BARNARD CASTLE THE WITHAM Durham DL12 8LY
Sat 28 Jan

Four comedians and one mic. It can only be The Comedy Store. A stellar line-up of top comedic talent arrive in Durham with material that is sure to have you belly-laughing throughout the night.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Sun 29 Jan

Orchestra North East’s popular family matinee programme includes performances of music from composers such as Bruch and John Williams, including film scores from Schindler’s List and Star Wars.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Sun 29 Jan

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Turbinia in Newton Aycliffe on February 1st 2017: Dan Nightingale - “Nightingale can make just about anything funny. He’s lightning-quick” - Time Out. “Magnetic, Entertaining and wonderfully funny” - Three...
The Turbinia, Sid Chaplin Drive, Newton Aycliffe, Durham DL5 7PA
Wed 1 Feb

At a time of the year when people are turning their attention to matters of the heart, Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon artists’ interpretations of love and romance. Romance and Roses is an exhibition that draws upon...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Thu 2 Feb to Sat 25 Feb

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Thu 2 Feb

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Thu 2 Feb

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Fri 3 Feb

It’s been a morbid time for “the country’s leading musical satirist” (The Times); he’s turned 46 – over the hill by anyone’s standards – his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies.
Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA
Fri 3 Feb

Barnard Castle Farmers’ Market is one of the North East’s most popular markets featuring a wide range of artisan food and crafts from the region.  Our meat and vegetable produce is naturally or organically grown, with meats raised humanely on...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Sat 4 Feb, Sat 4 Mar

Coming to Hilarity Bites at The Forum in Darlington on February 4th 2017: Ian Cognito - “When a comedian can transform rage into humour without diluting their passion, the result is always riveting. Share his inspired madness” - The...
The Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington, Durham DL1 1SG
Sat 4 Feb

Popular UK author Ingrid Sylvestre will be telling stories featuring her famous giraffe family, The Neckmans!
Botanic Garden, Durham University, Hollingside Lane, South Road, Durham City. DH1 3TN
Sun 5 Feb

For the 7th consecutive year, the Bolshoi Ballet opens its doors to global audiences only in cinemas for a 2016-2017 season boasting impeccable classicism and daring performances. With timeless classics, the Bolshoi proves once again that it is one...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Sun 5 Feb

Walk over hot coals for the Stroke Association
Sainsburys, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL14 9AE
Thu 9 Feb

The compelling true story of a daring plot to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, one of the chief architects of the final solution. Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Thu 9 Feb

Consett Craft Collective
Craft and Gift Market bringing together a fabulous selection of local handmade goods, gifts and goodies. Buy handmade something unique, bespoke or even personalised, or simply have a browse and chat with our friendly crafters and traders. Come...
St Patrick’s Hall, Victoria Road, Consett, County Durham DH8 5AX
Sat 11 Feb, Sat 11 Mar, Sat 8 Apr
Premium Listing

Storytelling in Performance for children between 2 and 6. With simple props and a handkerchief, wonderful storyteller Chris Bostock returns to The Witham to tell the story of a little possum, who has a great adventure, learning about friendship and...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Sat 11 Feb

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Hole in the Wall in Darlington on February 13th 2017: Seymour Mace - Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015. “It’s a shambles, but it’s brilliantly put together... Seymour Mace deserves not to be niche. He is...
Hole in the Wall, Horesemarket, Darlington, Durham DL1 5PT
Mon 13 Feb

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Roobarb ’n’ Custard in Seaham on February 14th 2017: John Scott - “A genuinely gifted comedian” - Adelaide Rocks. “Always plays a blinder. Never hits a dry patch. People were literally in tears of laughter”...
Roobarb ’n’ Custard, South Crescent, Seaham, Durham SR7 7HD
Tue 14 Feb

The Teesdale Business Awards return to The Witham this year for a celebration of all that is good in Teesdale Businesses and Community Groups. The work of individuals as well as the collective work of organisations in celebrated in this unique event...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Wed 15 Feb

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Seen in Darlington on February 15th 2017: Steffen Peddie: 99 Problems and The Chips Still Aint One Last year Steffen Peddie undertook his first tour, with a show that’s a step away from the normal stand-up shows....
Seen, Beaumont Street, Darlington, Durham DL1 5SB
Wed 15 Feb

Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Thu 16 Feb

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later… with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Fri 17 Feb

Coming to Hilarity Bites at Bishop Auckland Town Hall on February 17th 2017: Daliso Chaponda - “Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended” - BBC. “A stand up...
Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, Durham DL14 7NP
Fri 17 Feb

20 stalls of handmade gifts and goods - jewellery, prints, jams, toys, cards, scarves, hats, chocolate, soaps, knitted-gifts, puzzles, wooden-gifts, bags, vintage. Based in Cumbria, Northern Crafts are event organisers, running arts, craft, gift...
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Sat 18 Feb, Sat 11 Mar, Sat 1 Apr

Exhibition at the Collections Gallery, Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral Monday 20 February - Saturday 10 June An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times. From illustrations of...
Durham Cathedral DH1 3EH
Mon 20 Feb to Thu 20 Apr

Come along and enjoy stories told from our beautiful storytelling chair with colouring in activities in the café.
The Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle, Durham DL12 8LY
Tue 21 Feb

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